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Farron calls for government to stop dragging its feet over flood defences

November 23, 2017 3:05 PM

Local MP Tim Farron has called for the government to take immediate action to deliver flood defences.

Tim said: "The dreadful floods are a timely reminder that an incident like Storm Desmond or worse could hit our community at any time.

"In December 2015, the government agreed to our bid for £25m for flood relief schemes along the River Kent and its tributaries, and yet two years on and not a single piece of engineering work has taken place.

"When I wrote to Michael Gove in October urging him and the government to get on with bringing in flood defences, his response was that work wouldn't be starting until 2019/2020.

"This simply isn't good enough.

"There needs to be much greater urgency to deliver flood defences for the reassurance of local residents, businesses, farmers and visitors."